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May 23, 2014

News Briefs May 23, 2014

‘Click it or ticket’ underway through June 1

Law enforcement agencies, including Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, have partnered to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws through June 1.

The campaign, which includes Fort Huachuca, is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage violations.

As part of a national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state have stepped up traffic enforcement patrols and increased other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona. It’s the Law!

Despite efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of Arizona.

When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50 percent.

FH has bicycle policy

Adults and children must follow the Fort Huachuca policy and wear helmets when riding bicycles. Parents should remind children to keep out of the streets while playing or riding bikes. Those who see a child without a helmet or being disruptive to the community can contact the military police at 533.3000.

Pool use allowed in post housing

A wading pool that holds no more than 18” of water and is no larger than 8 feet in diameter is permitted in Mountain Vista Communities housing. An adult, 18 or older, must be present to supervise pool use, and pools must be drained when not in use. Pools are not permitted in the front of the residence; they must be placed in a fenced-in area in the back or side yard.

MVC residents’ contact info needed

With the recent fires, Mountain Vista Communities personnel must have emergency contact information for all residents in case there is a need to evacuate. They need two good email addresses, current phone number and number of Family members and pets.

Call MVC, 515.9000.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, U1, V, Z

Saturday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: G, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: G, U1, V, Z

Tuesday: G, P, U, U1, V, Z

Wednesday: G, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: G, M, N, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the Military Police Desk, 533.3000.

Memorial Day closure, trash schedule change

Mountain Vista Communities will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. There will be changes to the trash schedule.

Those with normal Monday pick-up will have trash pick-up Tuesday.

Those with normal Tuesday pick-up will have trash pick-up Wednesday.

Fort to hold Memorial Day ceremony

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual Memorial Day Observance at the Post Cemetery on Monday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to honor those who have died in the nation’s service. This event is open to the public.

Arrive early. Parking will be restricted to the two parking areas at Christy Avenue/Butler Road and Christy Avenue/ Andrews Road. Shuttle buses will bring those attending the ceremony to and from the parking areas. Those with limited mobility will be transported by golf cart.

ACE-Suicide Intervention workshops

Two one-day Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention Train the Trainer Workshops for junior leaders and first-line supervisors are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at Murr Community Center. Each class is limited to 50 participants. This training is designed to increase suicide prevention training capabilities. The workshops will run from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch.

To register, call 533.2071.

Safety Fair on Fort Huachuca

Memorial Day Weekend typically marks the beginning of the “101 Critical Days of Summer.”

The Fort Huachuca Safety and Installation Army Substance Abuse Program Offices will hold an Installation Safety Expo at Barnes Field House Thursday for all permanent party military members, Department of Defense Civilians and contractors. The event will repeat on May 30 for initial entry training Soldiers. The Expo will feature Fort Huachuca’s safety agencies and safety and prevention services from the local area.

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan will present a one-of-a-kind safety briefing “Comedy is the Cure” at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., both days. This will meet the one-hour mandatory ASAP training for Soldiers and Civilians.

For information call 533.2071.

Army 10-miler tryouts

Fort Huachuca sports personnel will conduct tryouts for the Army 10-Miler team on May 31, June 21 and Aug. 2 to lock in the five top males and five top females for the Fort Huachuca team. All tryouts begin at 7 a.m. on Brainard Road, west of the Joint Interoperability Test Center. Qualify by running in one of these three races. Only active duty military are eligible.

The Army 10-Miler will be held Oct. 12 in Washington D.C.

For more information, call 533.3180.

B Troop seeks new riders

Applications are now being accepted for B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial).

The next cavalry riding school will be held July 8 – through Oct. 24.

The school is open to active duty, retired, reserve and Civilians. No riding experience is required. Equipment, uniform and horse are provided.

For eligibility requirements, go to http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/btroop. To obtain an application, contact the program coordinator at 538.2178 or usarmy.huachuca.imcom-west.mail.hua-btroop@mail.mil.

Enjoy Army Birthday meal at DFAC

Join the staff of the Thunderbird Dining Facility, Building 52107, June 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a meal celebrating the Army Birthday. Fare includes steaks, Cornish hens, barbecued spare ribs and chicken, shrimp cocktail, side dishes, drinks and desserts. Cost is $7.70. E-4 and below dine for $6.55. Meal card holders dine for free.

The public is welcome and reservations are not necessary.

304th MI Battalion to change leaders

The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a change of command ceremony between Lt. Col. Jaren Price, outgoing commander, and Lt. Col. Candice Frost, incoming commander, on June 13, 7:30 a.m., on Brown Parade Field. This event is open to the public.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during rehearsals and the ceremony. On the day of the event, roads around the parade field will be closed.

ASAP holds weekly newcomer orientation

Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Program personnel welcome newcomers and invite them to attend the ASAP Newcomer Briefing every Wednesday from 10:30 – 11 a.m. Learn about the services ASAP provides to the community as well as the Arizona driving-under-the-influence laws.

For information, call 538.1315.

USAREC requests recruiters return

Former detailed recruiters can earn a $4,000 bonus if they reclassify to military occupational specialty 79R, recruiter, and return to U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Noncommissioned officers must be a staff sergeant or sergeant, have less than 12 years time in service, and currently be in an over-strength or balanced MOS. Time of service as a 79R must be a minimum of 36 months.

For more information, see your career counselor.

Fort Huachuca phone books available

The 2014 Fort Huachuca telephone directories are available at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan, Building 21115, across from the Gazebo on Brown Parade Field, from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Those who need more than 12 copies should call 533.1283 to arrange for quantity pickup.




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